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By TIFFANY ARNOLD | April 16, 2010
Abracadabra won't make child abuse disappear, but the folks at Safe Place Washington County Child Advocacy Center hope a magic show fundraiser will help raise money and awareness. The fourth annual Family Magic Show is scheduled for Saturday at The Maryland Theatre, in downtown Hagerstown. The show is a fundraiser for Safe Place, a child advocacy center in Hagerstown. The show's producer and emcee, Russell Gary Smith -- whose stage name is RG Smith -- will return, and he's brought with him a traveling team of performers to end a six-city magic show tour throughout Pennsylvania and Maryland.
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September 19, 2009
Leadership Washington County recently announced the 32 members of Class XXIII. The members of the class are: Francis Allnutt, University of Maryland; Mark Barbernitz, Boy Scouts of America; Linda Blontz, Head Start; Robert Bush, Triad Engineering; Timothy Buskirk, Hancock Police Department; Jill Colbert, Citi; Lisa Copenhaver, Kaplan University; David Dodson, ARC of Washington County Justin Doty, Frederick, Seibert & Associates; Amy...
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By HEATHER KEELS | September 4, 2009
HANCOCK -- A project to create youth activity spaces in Hancock's Town Hall and Community Center has been awarded $30,000 from the Appalachian Regional Commission, according to Kathy C. Saxman, project manager for the Washington County Community Partnership for Children & Families. The money will be used in conjunction with a $50,000 federal grant for renovations and furnishings for two spaces in the center at 126 W. High St., Saxman said Tuesday. One space is a classroom that will be available for club meetings and educational or "positive youth development" programs such as tobacco cessation and substance abuse prevention classes, Saxman said.
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By EMILY WARD / Pulse correspondent | August 18, 2009
Starting middle school may seem a little bit scary. There are new schools, new teachers and sometimes new lockers to deal with, along with many other new things. Middle school can seem tough at first, because elementary school seemed easier and smoother. Plus, you're going from being a kid to being a young adult, and suddenly people might be expecting a lot more from you. "Entering middle school was extremely scary, but very exciting," said Nicole Downing, 13. "I was finally going to see where all the graduating fifth-graders went after years in elementary school.
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July 25, 2009
Golden Living Center of Hagerstown recently donated $500 to Friends of Safe Place, Washington County Child Advocacy Center, during a check presentation at 24 N. Walnut St. in Hagerstown. Safe Place will use the donation to purchase supplies. The donation was made in collaboration with Aegis Therapies and AseraCare Hospice and Home Health. On hand for the presentaton were Bill Boyer, executive director of Golden Living Center; Maryland Del. Christopher Shank; Hagerstown Police Chief Arthur Smith; Washington County Sheriff Doug Mullendore; Tessa Thorn, program manager of Safe Place; and Helen Baucum, director of sales, marketing and admissions at Golden Living Center.
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July 17, 2009
BALTIMORE -- The Washington County Department of Social Services' Risk Management Team was recognized recently at the State Employees' Risk Management Administration's Annual Conference at Morgan State University. The group won the Health and Safety Group Award of Excellence in Risk Management. The team was nominated for its work this past year for its ongoing effort to provide the safest working environment for the staff and customers. The group had numerous accomplishments this past year.
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By MARLO BARNHART | June 9, 2009
SMITHSBURG -- Raising funds for the proposed Smithsburg JRL Community Center is truly a numbers game. "We stumbled onto the fact that at six seconds and five minutes after 4 a.m. on July 8, 2009, it will be 04, 05, 06 07/08/09, and it just popped into our heads that we could use the uniqueness of this series to ask as many people and businesses as we can to 'Be our 10' and donate $10," said Lisa Linthicum. She said the hope is to use the campaign to not only raise money, but awareness about the programs and services the community center could offer.
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May 10, 2009
W. Christopher Motz, lchairman of the board of the Hagerstown-Washington County Chamber of Commerce; Brien Poffenberger, Chamber president; and Jeanne Singer, a Chamber board member, present a check to Teresa Thorn, executive director of Friends of Safe Place Child Advocacy Center Inc. The check represents the money raised through the Chamber of Commerce Women's Golf Challenge on behalf of Friends of Safe Place.
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By MATTHEW UMSTEAD | March 14, 2009
HAGERSTOWN -- The Maryland Theatre not only was a "safe place" Saturday night for youngsters and the young at heart, but a laughter-filled place, too. The third Evening of Comedy & Magic presented by Friends of Safe Place, Washington County's child advocacy center, featured four magicians whose acts have been recognized nationally and around the world. "They are working at a very reduced rate for us tonight," Jeanne Singer, president of Friends of Safe Place, said before the performances of world champion trick roper Chris McDaniel, world champion magician Arthur Trace, physical comedian and juggler Howard Mincone, and the Gulamerian Family and their show dogs.
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By HEATHER KEELS | November 14, 2008
HAGERSTOWN -- A delegation from China's National Population and Family Planning Commission was in Hagerstown Thursday to study how the United States manages family planning and social services for children. The visit was part of a two-day seminar coordinated by Kaplan College in Hagerstown and included tours of Washington County Hospital and Safe Place, a child advocacy center in the Walnut Street Community Health Center. Friday, the group is scheduled to visit Mont Alto Family Practice in Pennsylvania and Manito, an organization that provides alternative education for youths with behavioral problems and learning disabilities.
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